Farmers Trust Co Has Trimmed By $1.69 Million Its Franklin Res (BEN) Stake; 12 Bullish Analysts Covering KLA-Tencor (KLAC)

Among 19 analysts covering KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. KLA-Tencor Corporation had 57 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, December 18. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Market Perform” on Thursday, October 22. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, October 21. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, October 23. Needham maintained KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) on Thursday, October 19 with “Buy” rating. Nomura downgraded KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) on Monday, October 26 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, October 22. Citigroup maintained KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) on Monday, October 30 with “Neutral” rating. See KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) latest ratings:

30/01/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $110 New Target: $112 Maintain
29/01/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Buy New Target: $134.0 Maintain
26/01/2018 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $135.0 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $151.0 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $121 New Target: $139 Maintain
22/01/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $129.0
08/01/2018 Broker: Needham Old Rating: Strong Buy New Rating: Buy Downgrade
18/12/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Old Rating: Sector Weight New Rating: Overweight Upgrade
29/11/2017 Broker: Argus Research Rating: Buy New Target: $125 Initiates Coverage On
16/11/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain

Farmers Trust Co decreased Franklin Res Inc (BEN) stake by 70.31% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Farmers Trust Co sold 38,349 shares as Franklin Res Inc (BEN)’s stock declined 1.15%. The Farmers Trust Co holds 16,193 shares with $721,000 value, down from 54,542 last quarter. Franklin Res Inc now has $21.42 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.60% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $38.83. About 3.15 million shares traded or 14.65% up from the average. Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has risen 19.40% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.70% the S&P500.

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $4.61 million activity. JOHNSON GREGORY E also sold $2.43M worth of Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) on Monday, October 30.

Among 16 analysts covering Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE:BEN), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 6% are positive. Franklin Resources Inc. had 88 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, June 2 by UBS. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Monday, September 25. Jefferies maintained Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) rating on Wednesday, October 7. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $58 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, November 10 by UBS. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 7 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Wednesday, March 9 by Barclays Capital. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, March 15 by Bank of America. As per Monday, January 4, the company rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, March 17 by Morgan Stanley. Standpoint Research maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Sunday, August 9 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 39 investors sold BEN shares while 185 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 240.11 million shares or 1.59% less from 243.98 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Btim owns 13,330 shares. Citadel Advsr Limited owns 1.14M shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Wesbanco Natl Bank holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) for 17,759 shares. Pictet And Cie (Europe) Sa holds 0.14% or 22,388 shares in its portfolio. Boston Private Wealth reported 13,289 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Wedge Cap Mngmt L LP Nc owns 737,195 shares for 0.31% of their portfolio. Zebra Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.62% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Pnc Finance Services Group reported 249,433 shares. Ramsay Stattman Vela And Price holds 11,296 shares. 2,854 were accumulated by Benjamin F Edwards And. Nbt Commercial Bank N A New York invested 0.03% in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board stated it has 26,577 shares. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.02% in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Peninsula Asset Mgmt reported 42,420 shares stake. Meiji Yasuda Asset Ltd owns 33,489 shares.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 15 sales for $4.31 million activity. $192,615 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares were sold by Trafas Brian M.. Bell Bobby R also sold $462,977 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) on Thursday, February 1. Shares for $95,605 were sold by Kirloskar Virendra A on Wednesday, September 6. Shares for $239,855 were sold by Higgins Bren D. on Wednesday, September 6. Little Teri A. sold $91,500 worth of stock or 1,000 shares. $52,922 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares were sold by Higashi Emiko. Lorig Brian had sold 2,893 shares worth $275,529.

KLA-Tencor Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nano-electronics industries worldwide. The company has market cap of $16.27 billion. It offers chip manufacturing products, such as front-end defect inspection tools, defect review systems, advanced packaging process control systems, metrology solutions, in-situ process monitoring products, and lithography software; wafer manufacturing products comprising wafer manufacturing products comprising surface and defect inspection, wafer geometry and nanotopography metrology, and data management; and reticle manufacturing products, such as defect inspection and pattern placement metrology products. It has a 24.98 P/E ratio. The firm also provides light emitting diode , power device, and compound semiconductor manufacturing products consisting of patterned wafer inspection, defect inspection, surface metrology, and data management products; thin-film head metrology and inspection, virtual lithography, in-situ process monitoring, transparent and metal substrate inspection, and data management products for data storage media/head manufacturing; and stylus and optical profiling, and optical inspection products for microelectromechanical systems manufacturing, as well as products for general purpose/lab applications.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.23, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 47 investors sold KLA-Tencor Corporation shares while 165 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 158 raised stakes. 139.45 million shares or 0.69% more from 138.49 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Private Wealth Prtnrs Limited Liability, a California-based fund reported 2,500 shares. Twin Cap Management holds 8,790 shares. X Mngmt Com has 3,121 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Clearbridge Invs invested 0.06% in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Perkins Coie Tru Co holds 1,000 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Hillsdale Mngmt Inc holds 0.06% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) for 3,470 shares. State Bank reported 0.11% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Jacobs Levy Equity Inc has invested 0.17% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Mitsubishi Ufj Trust And Bk Corp holds 0.06% or 320,165 shares in its portfolio. Artemis Limited Liability Partnership reported 0.46% stake. Ngam Limited Partnership, Massachusetts-based fund reported 15,502 shares. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas invested in 89,741 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Citadel Advisors Limited Company holds 259,356 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Barclays Public Ltd has 0.01% invested in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Macquarie Gru Ltd has 8,100 shares for 0% of their portfolio.